Boehner Reveals Why Ted Cruz Gets Him ‘So Fired up’

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R) is speaking out about why Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gets him “so fired up.”

Sara Haines, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” noted on Monday Boehner did not hold back on how he feels about Cruz in his book “On the House: A Washington Memoir.”

She mentioned one quote from his book where Boehner wrote, “There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless a**hole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.”

Boehner also claimed “Mitch McConnell hated [Cruz] with a passion” he “didn’t know Mitch had in him.”

Haines asked Boehner, “What is it about Cruz that gets you so fired up?”

He replied, “Well this guy was not even a member of the U.S. House. He’s a member of the Senate and he’s coming over to the House side of the Capitol stirring up some of my knuckleheads and pushing them to do things that are about the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Boehner continued, “He’s not even a member of our caucus and so it’s just a bit bizarre that I’ve never quite seen anything happen before or since like the activities of Ted Cruz. I don’t really beat up too many people in this book, except one, Ted Cruz, Lucifer in the flesh.”

Watch Boehner’s comments below:

During an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Boehner also said of Cruz, “I don’t beat anybody up. It’s not really my style. Except that jerk.”

He continued, “Perfect symbol, you know, of getting elected, make a lot of noise, draw a lot of attention to yourself, raise a lot of money, which means you’re gonna go make more noise, raise more money, and it’s really, it’s unfortunate.”

Cruz fired back at Boehner on Twitter, “The Swamp is unhappy. I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn. Please don’t cry.”

Responses

  1. “He replied, “Well this guy was not even a member of the U.S. House. He’s a member of the Senate and he’s coming over to the House side of the Capitol stirring up some of my knuckleheads and pushing them to do things that are about the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”’

    (Boehner is referring to the government shutdown of 2013–when Cruz convinced Jordan/Meadow’s Freedom Caucus that 2 D Senators would vote to defund Obamacare and Obama would sign the govt funding bill. Calling the Freedom Caucus “knuckelheads” and describing the action as “about the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”’ is Boehner being KIND.

    Cruz’ idea that 46 R’s plus 2 D’s is 51 is NOT ABOUT the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen, it is the dumbest as these were elected members of the House.—-not a group of pre-school students. They voted against the Senate compromise when the govt funding bill was sent to BACK to the House, so they KNEW they did not have even the “2” D’s Cruz promised would support defunding Obamacare. If you perceive a govt. shutdown is a smart move, then you disagree with Boehner.

    1. Syphilis – Shutting down the lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats would be a stellar move. I know you love RINO Boner.

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